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Welcome, everyone! Here’s the program for the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, (#GIJC13), scheduled for October 12-15, 2013, in beautiful Rio de Janeiro. It’s the first time we’re holding the GIJC in the global south, and we’re combining it with two other key events in journalism: the annual Latin America Investigative Journalism Conference (COLPIN), and the International Congress of ABRAJI, Brazil’s investigative journalism association. Panels and workshops will be available in languages as marked: English (Eng), Portuguese (Port), Spanish (Span). Plenary and showcase panels will be translated into all three. There will be streaming video available for all plenary and showcase panels and all those held in the RDC auditorium (C1). We look forward to seeing you in Rio!
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Rubens Valente

Folha de S.Paulo
Reporter
Brazil
Valente is Reporter for the Folha de S.Paulo branch office in Brasilia, where he works for 13 years. He is a Reporter since 1989. Won the Esso Award for Reporting in 2001, for a story on the suspect activities and earnings of the Diretor of a NGO (Legion of Good Will). In 2002 and 2010, won the Great Folha Award - the last one, for a story produced with Andreza Matais, Fernanda Odilla and Filipe Coutinho on the influence peddling scheme involving Erenice Guerra, former State secretary. After the reveal, Erenice was dropped from the ministry.

He twice received the Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Inter American Press Association in 2012 and 2013. The first time, with a series of articles, produced with Fernanda Odilla and João Carlos Magalhães, revealing more than 2,000 confidential telegrams from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. The following year, with a series of articles called "The Gear of Impunity", which analyzed hundreds of cases in the Supreme Court opened against the highest authorities of the country, as ministers of state and federal legislators.

In 1998, he received a human rights award in State of Mato Grosso do Sul for coverage on murders by death squads in the border between Brazil and Paraguay.

In 2012, was awarded by the Movement for Justice and Human Rights of Rio Grande do Sul.

With a carreer of 24 years started when he counted 19 years old, Valente has worked in the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul for Folha News Agency, Jornal do Brasil, O Globo and Veja.